Number Sense Blog



Summer Math Fun: Math Libs

May 27, 2015

Now that your well-deserved summer break is just around the corner, it's a great time to plan ways to make sure your child's math skills stay strong over the summer! At Mathnasium, we're experts at helping kids improve their math skills while h...



Mathnasium Student Yael Marler Recognized by Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth

Jun 16, 2015

  At Mathnasium, nothing makes us happier than seeing our students reach their potential and achieve academic success. We're so thrilled and proud to share that Yael Marler, a student at Mathnasium of Lake Mary, was recently honored as one of t...



Happy Father's Day from Mathnasium!

Jun 21, 2015

  Happy Father's Day! Why not give your Dad a card that expresses your love and appreciation and shows off your math skills? Solve our Father's Day math problems, then decode the message using the key, and share the finished product with your D...



Summer Math Fun: Vacation Planning

Jun 17, 2015

  It's time for another edition of our Summer Math Fun series! Every child looks forward to those magic words "We're going on vacation!" Make the build up to your summer family trip fun as well as educational with these math practice ideas. ...



Summer Math Fun: Car Games

Jul 1, 2015

  We believe math practice can and should be fun, and we're sharing some fun tips for ensuring your child's math skills stay strong over the summer break with our Summer Math Fun series! Whether you're planning an epic car trip across the co...



Keep Your After-School Activities Organized with our Mathnasium Schedule Printout!

Aug 6, 2015

It's time for Back to School! With the new school year starting, we know your to-do list is ever growing, from buying school supplies to signing up for sports to enrolling in school clubs. Not only is Mathnasium here to help your family have a gre...



First Mathnasium Centre Celebrates 13th Anniversary!

Oct 13, 2015

As October unfolds, we’d like to call your attention to a very special day in Mathnasium history: on October 1, 2002, Peter Markovitz, Larry Martinek, and David Ullendorff opened the first Mathnasium Learning Centre in the Westwood area of Los Ang...



Trick or Treat with Mathnasium!

Oct 13, 2015

Now that it's October, we have blustery weather, fall leaves, and Halloween on our minds. We're celebrating all month with a fun activity -- Trick or Treat! Solve these five math problems using mental math “tricks”, tell us how you solved them, an...



Women in Math: Ada Lovelace

Oct 14, 2015

While we’re on the topic of training our brains, this week also marks Ada Lovelace Day, celebrated on October 13! Pioneering British mathematician Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) is best known for her visionary work on the Analytical Engine, a calculat...



Word of the Day: "Mathing"

Oct 16, 2015

In the spirit of National Dictionary Day (October 16), we'd like to share one of our favorite made-up words that we use quite often at Mathnasium. It's not in any dictionary—but we definitely think it should be! mathing - The activity of active...



October - What's in a Name?

Oct 20, 2015

Did you know that the Latin prefix “oct” means “eight”? For example, an octopus has eight arms, an octet is a group of eight musicians, and an octagon is a figure with eight sides. But what’s the deal with the tenth month of the year—October? T...



Mathnasium Centres Celebrate Fall

Oct 22, 2015

At Mathnasium, we appreciate creativity just as much as we love math. Fall is definitely in the air, and Mathnasium Centew Directors are showcasing their decorating skills and getting festive with seasonal flair! The Mathnasium of Lakewood, TX ...



Holy Moley! October 23 is National Mole Day!

Oct 23, 2015

It’s a big day for chemistry (and math!) enthusiasts—October 23 is National Mole Day! Before images of burrowing, subterranean rodents with limited vision come to mind, allow us to offer a brief explanation of this very big number. In chemistry...



The Roots of Math Anxiety

Oct 28, 2015

Fact: having the right attitude and perspective in place is absolutely critical to achieving academic goals. At Mathnasium, we’ve seen kids’ appreciation for math unfold time and again as we work with them. With that in mind, Whet Moser’s piece in...



Meow! October 29 is National Cat Day!

Oct 29, 2015

Feline aficionados rejoice—October 29 is National Cat Day! It’s an absolutely purrfect day for word problems, so put on your thinking caps and kitty ears right meow and celebrate with us! Debora has 8 cats. Half of her cats have 6 whiskers each...



The Weird and Wonderful Number 13!

Oct 31, 2015

Happy Halloween! The heebie-jeebies will be out in full force throughout the weekend, and today we’re exploring the mythology behind the one number that sends chills up and down our spines! In western superstition, the number 13 is perhaps the mos...



Halloween at Mathnasium HQ!

Nov 2, 2015

There’s never a dull moment at Mathnasium HQ—especially when Halloween rolls around! We have a lot of fun making math make sense to kids, and last Friday, we celebrated the spookiest holiday of all with costumes and creativity! Top row and ...



This December, Join the Celebration With Holiday Bingo!

Dec 1, 2015

This holiday season, gather with your family for a rousing game of Holiday Bingo! Download and print out our Holiday Bingo Card, and complete your choice of the activities listed. Get five in a row and bring into Mathnasium in December for a fun a...



A Very Interesting Shape

Nov 17, 2015

(Image: Möbius Strip II (Red Ants), by M.C. Escher, 1964, via Flickr) November 17 marks the birthday of German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius (November 17, 1790 – September 26, 1868), which means it’s the perfect time to wax poetic about...



It's a Wrap: TriMathlon 2015!

Nov 4, 2015

Final scores are in for the Fifth Annual Mathnasium TriMathlon—Mathnasium’s annual elementary school (grades 2 to 5) math event held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centres across the US and Canada! We think we can all agree ...


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